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Energy and Environmental Protection Office Director - BETP Broadband

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The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is seeking to hire an Office Director to launch a Telecommunications and Broadband office that will implement Governor Lamont’s vision for equitable broadband deployment in Connecticut, within DEEP’s Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy (BETP). 

BETP manages local, state and regional energy and broadband policy and programs for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) with the goal of establishing an equitable, clean, economical and reliable energy and technology future. BETP is responsible for overseeing the Conservation and Load Management Plan, the Weatherization Assistance Program, the state’s Lead by Example initiative, the development and implementation of transportation decarbonization policies and initiatives, the procurement of renewable and clean energy resources, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the microgrid and resilience program, the development of energy and thermal decarbonization policies and initiatives for the state through the Integrated Resources Plan and Comprehensive Energy Strategy, and the provision of equitable access to broadband, among other responsibilities.

This is a new position that will report to BETP’s Bureau Chief and Deputy Commissioner of Energy and Technology Policy. As the Director of Telecom and Broadband, you will develop broadband policy in collaboration with the Office of Policy and Management and other state agencies and entities; develop and implement programs to leverage federal funding and other funding sources for equitable broadband deployment and access; provide technical support to the legal team in appearances in proceedings before the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority in matters related to telecommunications, broadband, and infrastructure shared with other utilities, and in proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission; coordinate with other states’ broadband offices; and coordinate with DEEP’s energy and environment teams to deploy broadband in conjunction with other programs, among other duties. In this position, you will develop a diverse and dynamic team to leverage existing programs and incentives while identifying barriers and implementing solutions to those barriers. Strong work planning, project management, and personnel management skills are key to success. BETP is committed to an equitable and inclusive workplace representing the people it serves, and strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply. 

This position is located in our New Britain office at 10 Franklin Square.

This position is 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Flexible; potential for some telework but must be available to be in the office or attend meetings or events on short notice.)

We offer a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan as well as paid time off, including 12 paid holidays per calendar year!

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